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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view
Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction
Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner eds.
iva_ray on ' The Problem of Personal Identity in Two Pages' (Apr 25, 2015)
Eugene on ' Germ-Line (inheritable) human “improvement” via genetic engineering? The "Heinlein Solut' (Apr 25, 2015)
instamatic on ' Yes, Obama “Won Twice” – as a Progressive. Deal With It, Everybody.' (Apr 24, 2015)
John Danaher on ' The Epistemic Costs of Superintelligence: Bostrom's Treacherous Turn and Sceptical Theism' (Apr 24, 2015)
Rick Searle on ' The Epistemic Costs of Superintelligence: Bostrom's Treacherous Turn and Sceptical Theism' (Apr 23, 2015)
CygnusX1 on ' Do Killer Robots Violate Human Rights?' (Apr 22, 2015)
Peter Kinnon on ' The Epistemic Costs of Superintelligence: Bostrom's Treacherous Turn and Sceptical Theism' (Apr 21, 2015)
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Securing the Future research program is to proactively mitigate existential risks to humanity and to the biosphere, both natural and technological. We are working with natural scientists, social scientists, humanists, historians, engineers, and futurists around specific responses to such risks.
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Catastrophic Risks Reading List
Bostrom, N. and M. Cirkovic eds. 2007.
Global Catastrophic Risks
Hughes, J. 2007.
"Global Technology Regulation and Potentially Apocalyptic Technological Threats,"
Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology
Hughes, J. 2008.
"Millennial Tendencies in Responses to Apocalyptic Threats"
Global Catastrophic Risks
eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic. Oxford University Press. 2008. pgs 72-89
"Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards"
"Dinosaurs, Dodos, Humans?" (pdf)
by Nick Bostrom
Catastrophe: Risk and Response
The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction
Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future In This Century - On Earth and Beyond
"Reducing the risk of human extinction"
Emerging Systemic Risks in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Action (pdf)
World Economic Forum. 2006.
Global Risks 2006 (pdf)
Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations
Hanson, R. 2007.
"Catastrophe, Social Collapse, and Human Extinction" (pdf)
"Some Limits to Global Ecophagy, with Public Policy Recommendations"
Joy, B. 2000.
"Why the Future Doesn't Need Us"
Leslie, J. 1996.
The End of the World
Matheny, J. 2006.
Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction
Posner, R. 2004.
Catastrophe: Risk and Response
Preston, R. 2002.
The Demon in the Freezer
Rees, M. 2003.
Our Final Hour
Directory of global risk organizations
Recent IEET Risk News
Apr 25, 2015 "Review of EX MACHINA"
Apr 25, 2015 "The Dawn of Killer Robots"
by "How Evolution Gave Us Mathematics" Gregory Benford GREGORY BENFORD Apr 23, 2015
by "The Ethics of Robot Sex: Interview on Robot Overlordz Podcast" John Danaher Philosophical Disquisitions Apr 23, 2015
by "Is novelty in nanomaterials overrated when it comes to risk?" Andrew Maynard 2020 Science Apr 23, 2015
by "A New York Judge Has Granted Legal Person Rights To Chimpanzees (Updated)" George Dvorsky io9.com Apr 23, 2015
by "The Epistemic Costs of Superintelligence: Bostrom’s Treacherous Turn and Sceptical Theism" John Danaher Minds and Machines Apr 21, 2015
by "Do Killer Robots Violate Human Rights?" Patrick Lin The Atlantic Apr 21, 2015
by "Should some conversations be suppressed?" David Wood dw2 Apr 13, 2015
IEET Books on Risks
by Marshall Brain (2015) The Second Intelligent Species
by Ed. David Wood (2015) Anticipating Tomorrow’s Politics
by Martine Rothblatt (2014) Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality
by Nick Bostrom (2014) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014) Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds
by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014) Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies
by Ramez Naam (2013) Crux
by Ramez Naam (2013) The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet
by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013) The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays
by Kevin LaGrandeur (2013) Artificial Slaves: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture
by Douglas Rushkoff (2012) Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
by Parag Khanna & Ayesha Khanna (2012) Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
by Milan M. Cirkovic (2012) The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life
by Patrick Lin (2011) Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics
by Hank Pellissier (2011) Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era
by Giuseppe Vatinno (2011) Ecologia politica (Political ecology: The end of nuclear power)
by Jamais Cascio (2009) Hacking the Earth
by eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008) Global Catastrophic Risks
by Douglas Rushkoff (2005) Get Back in the Box : Innovation from the Inside Out
by James Hughes (2004) Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future
by Mihail Roco and William Sims Bainbridge (2003) Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance
by Jamais Cascio (2003) Transhuman Space: Broken Dreams
by Martine Rothblatt (2003) Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Achieve Lasting Peace in the Middle East
by Marshall Brain (2002) Manna
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